Peterborough/Wilton: Founding farmers

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

WILTON — Nowadays, community supported agriculture is everywhere. It’s a basic concept. Members pay for their goods upfront, so that farmers have some capital to start their growing season. And in return, members of the community supported agriculture, or CSA, are guaranteed a portion of what’s grown, fresh from the farm to their table, at various intervals throughout the season. For nearly 30 years, it’s the concept that has supported the Temple-Wilton Community Farm, located in Wilton — the oldest Community Supported Agriculture model in the United States. On Sunday, the Peterborough Grange will be honoring the three original farmers that made it happen: Lincoln … 0

Peterborough: National award for green energy

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Peterborough is the only town nationwide being recognized by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for purchasing green power — electricity from renewable sources like solar, wind and geothermal that do not emit greenhouse gases. The EPA announced Wednesday that Peterborough is one of nine entities across the country to receive the EPA’s 2014 Green Power Purchasing Award. Other award winners include the cities … 0

Peterborough: Architects meet with library stakeholders

Friday, November 14, 2014

Andy Buchsbaum and Gary Corey of Centerline Architects based in Bennington, Vermont, visited Peterborough on Nov. 7 and met with representatives of various Library of the Future stakeholder groups, including town officials, to discuss ideas for a preliminary design of what a new town library might encompass. From 9:15 a.m. to 5 p.m. … 0

Unusual animal sightings on the rise, some say

Monday, November 17, 2014

At first, Susan and Lee Dunholter didn’t look twice at a gray squirrel that lives in the backyard of their home on Lookout Hill Road in Peterborough. Eastern gray squirrels are everywhere in the Monadnock region and New … 0

Peterborough: Chamber names new head

Monday, November 17, 2014

The Greater Peterborough Chamber of Commerce is under new leadership. Sean Ryan started his term Monday as the Chamber’s new executive director. “I’m very excited,” Ryan said, speaking to the Ledger-Transcript on the phone just 25 minutes into … 0

ConVal: Committee nixes talk of consolidation

Monday, November 17, 2014

PETERBOROUGH — Several School Board and Select Board members on the District Study Committee insisted Wednesday that the committee not bring the subject of closing middle or elementary schools up again this year. They said they worry that if the public has to vote on anything about consolidation, … 0

Conval: Strategic plan commitee works toward inclusion

Monday, November 17, 2014

With the ConVal School District moving forward creating its five-year strategic plan, the committee drafting it is worried about not including the views of different groups that make up the school district and the nine towns it serves. … 0

Peterborough: Bass poll ruled legal

Monday, November 17, 2014

The New Hampshire Supreme Court last month absolved former U.S. Representative Charlie Bass of push polling, while also upholding a Superior Court Justice’s ruling last year that federal election laws preempt New Hampshire’s regulation of the polling practice. Push polling is asking voters questions to influence their decisions. … 0

Peterborough: Expect downtown delays

Monday, November 17, 2014

Editor’s note: An earlier version reported traffic delays would be from Thursday to Tuesday. This article reflects the latest update from the town. Drivers should expect traffic delays near the intersection of Main and Concord Streets from Thursday to Wednesday, as crews work toward rebuilding the Main Street … 0

Peterborough: Mariposa Geography Bee Brings World to Peterborough

Monday, November 17, 2014

Dick Nevell, Dave Branham and David Blair nabbed the top spot at the Maripos Museum’s Geography Challenge Saturday. Nine towns competed in the geography bee held at the Peterborough Town House. … 0

Sustainable steps: Giving thanks for food in plenty

Monday, November 17, 2014

One of the ideas central to Thanksgiving is plentiful food. In 1621, it was said that they had a three-day celebration. To survive a winter in New England, folks had to prepare all summer and fall. Planting and … 0

ANTRIM: Water project moves forward

Monday, November 17, 2014

ANTRIM — The Antrim Select Board had an special Friday morning meeting with the company that is leading a project to improve the town’s main water system, and came away encouraged but aware of its challenges. Select Board Chair Gordon Webber said the Select Board met with the … 0

Peterborough: Dance class starts tonight

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Rich Clough will lead a new session of ballroom dance lessons, sponsored by the Peterborough Recreation Department, starting tonight. Today’s rock, rhythm, and blues music will be used in the class and no partner is necessary. The classes will include various ballroom dances — foxtrot, cha cha, tango, … 0